Microbiologists work within the field of public health protection where they utilise a wide range of analytical and scientific techniques in the monitoring, study and research of microbes such as fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Microbiologists undertake laboratory analysis and monitoring of microbial cultures, samples and new drugs using specialist computer software and a range of identification methods and clinical trials.
tracking environmental micro-organism development
growing microbe cultures
recording, analysing and interpreting data
writing research papers, reports and reviews
keeping up-to-date with scientific and research developments; ensuring that data is recorded accurately in accordance to guidelines
planning and carrying out trials
observing high health and safety standards
inspecting food and drink manufacturing processes to check for possible contamination
developing new pharmaceutical products, vaccines, medicines and compounds such as antiseptics